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'Walking The Walk' With Students ... And Screaming Fans

January 25, 2015 - 8:13am

When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Wouldn't Be Easy

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a little-remembered WWII national child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes expanded federal subsidies can emulate.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.

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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

January 23, 2015 - 5:06pm

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.

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The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing

January 22, 2015 - 3:39am

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

January 21, 2015 - 11:03am

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.

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What To Expect From Obama Tonight On Education

January 20, 2015 - 5:17pm

President Obama will lay out three main ideas in a State of the Union speech that may echo his first address to Congress in 2009.

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Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

January 19, 2015 - 1:36pm

A middle-school classroom in Michigan takes on the complicated issue of race and justice in society. The students, all of whom are black, worry what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to them.

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What Does Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

January 19, 2015 - 3:35am

Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.

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Tech Program Helps Put Latinos On A Path To Silicon Valley

January 18, 2015 - 9:23am

A unique group of college students from California's Salinas Valley — many the children of farmworkers and immigrants — is working toward careers in major tech companies.

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Duke University Backpedals After Cancelling Muslim Call To Prayer

January 16, 2015 - 4:26pm

After criticism, Duke University allowed its campus chapel tower to be used in a weekly "call to prayer" for the school's Muslim community.

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Duke Backpedals On Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer In Bell Tower

January 16, 2015 - 4:26pm

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.

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NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

January 16, 2015 - 4:26pm

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.

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Arizona 1st In Nation To Require High Schoolers To Pass Civics Test

January 16, 2015 - 10:48am

The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.

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New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch

January 16, 2015 - 8:08am

When the GED Testing Service created a new test in 2014, thousands realized they'd have to start the process over.

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Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

January 15, 2015 - 5:08pm

A new study finds that the academic disciplines most associated with "geniuses" are also the fields in which women are underrepresented.

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A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

January 15, 2015 - 12:08am

Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.

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North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

January 14, 2015 - 3:17am

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.

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Grief In The Classroom: 'Saying Nothing Says A Lot'

January 13, 2015 - 4:27pm

A new resource for educators offers insights and guidance to support students dealing with the loss of a loved one.

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